The Wispguard Staff is a Hardmode summon weapon dropped by Ethereal Umbra. It summons a Dark Spirit at cursor's position that fires spirit bolts at nearby foes. It also occasionally shoots out six pulses of shadows. The summoned Dark Spirit inflicts Minion damage, but is different from traditional minions in that it does not take up a minion slot, and does not follow the player.
As the Dark Spirit does not count toward the minion cap, it will not cause any traditional minions to despawn; though summoning a second Dark Spirit will always cause the first to disappear, even if the player has Minion bonuses.
Its best Modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stats bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, Minions cannot deal critical hits. The only significant advantage a Mythical Wispguard Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.
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- 1.3: Introduced.